FA Licensed Coaches Club

The FA Licensed Coaches Club was launched in August 2011 and provides ongoing training and development for coaches.

Through commitment to continued professional development, up-to-date learning and adherence to good practice, 'Licensed Football Coaches' will stand for reliance, trust and credibility within the game. Clubs, players and parents will have the assurance that their coach is suitably qualified and trained to manage a coaching programme.


What is an FA Licensed Football Coach?

An FA Licensed Football Coach has met the criteria necessary to be given a licence to coach from The FA.

This means the coach will:

  • Hold a recognised and valid English/ UEFA coaching qualification
  • Have an FA enhanced Criminal Relations Bureau (CRB) check
  • Commit to a minimum level of Continuous Professional Development (CPD) every year
  • Retain in-date Safeguarding Children and Emergency Aid certificates
  • Join The FA Coaches Club for Licensed Football Coaches.


Why should I become a licensed football coach?

With the playing styles, systems and trends of the modern game constantly evolving, licensed coaches will gain access to latest developments in the game, furthering their own knowledge and understanding to help their players meet the demands of the modern game.

Through a culture of on-going learning and development, coaches own self-esteem will be elevated, giving individuals the knowledge that their adopted coaching methods, styles and practices are ethically sound and meet the requirements of the modern game.

The FA Licensed Coaches scheme provides coaches with the continuous training necessary to handle the growing demands of the game at every level.



  • Access to a members only website with 3D session plans, interviews with elite coaches and videos.
  • Access to local CPD Events
  • Ballot entry for 100 pairs of free tickets to every England Team home match.
  • Discounts on FA Learning Courses
  • Photo ID Licence
  • And more.....


How to join the FA Licensed Coaches Club?

W: www.TheFA.com/LicensedCoachesClub
T: 0844 980 8212
E: FALicenceQuery@TheFA.com


What happens if my membership has expired?

Memberships of the FA Licensed Coaches Club are valid for 12 months. If your membership expires, the online courses which are normally accessible via our website will not be accredited with your CPD hours. In order to re-new your membership, which is currently available at NO COST, please click HERE.

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